Teacher misconduct: the prohibition of teachers
Guidance on how professional conduct hearing panels review teacher misconduct.
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This is for:
- panel members
- NCTL staff
- employers of teachers (including agencies)
- panel witnesses
- members of the public
- anyone undertaking teaching work
It applies to:
- local-authority-maintained schools
- free schools and academies
- pupil referral units
- non-maintained special schools
- independent schools
- sixth-form colleges
- youth custody settings
- children’s homes
This guidance includes information on:
- the professional conduct hearing panel’s purpose and procedures
- the panel’s decision-making criteria
- the panel’s recommendations
- interim prohibition orders and prohibition decisions
Pupil referral units provide education for children who can’t go to a mainstream school.
Non-maintained special schools provide education for children with special educational needs that the Secretary of State for Education has approved under section 342 of the Education Act 1996.
Published: 31 October 2015
Updated: 31 October 2015
- This advice was updated on 31 October 2015.
- First published.
- This advice document was updated by the Secretary of State on 22 July 2014.